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Ethiopia: Mizan Teferi protests unfair distribution of resources

ESAT News (may 22, 2018) Residents of Mizan Teferi in Southwestern Ethiopia have taken to the streets to denounce what they called the unfair distribution of resources and to demand that the youth be given access to resources to curb the growing unemployment. They were however met with federal and military forces whom the residents said carried out beatings and ...

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    Security forces kill eleven protesters in Somali region of Ethiopia

    ESAT News (May 16, 2018) Somali region Liyou police and militia in Eastern Ethiopia have shot and killed eleven people yesterday as protest against the regional president and his administration intensified. The killings took place in the towns of Bussa and Lagahida in Fiik zone. Nine of the victims are women. Three members of one family were also among the ...

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      Security forces hang and kill woman as protest intensified in Somali region of Ethiopia

      ESAT News (May 11, 2018) Towns in the Somali region of Eastern Ethiopia continued protest against the regional administration led by Abdi Illey, as his forces, the Liyou Police hung and killed a woman in Kebri Dahar. Taysir Mohammed was an activist and a representative of Women in Kabri Dahar. His uncle is one of the hundred elders who were ...

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        Dozens detained in Somali region of Ethiopia

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 9, 2018) Over 150 people have reportedly been detained in the Somali region of Ethiopia as protest against the regional administration intensified all across the region. The detainees include two Sultans, who are revered in the community. Residents of the Somali region in Eastern Ethiopia have been protesting the administration of regional president Abdi ...

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          Ethiopia: Guji continues protest against MIDROC gold mine

          ESAT News (May 2, 2018) People living near a gold mine in Southern Ethiopia have continued protest demonstrations for the third day against the extension of contracts for MIDROC Gold, a company that has been extracting gold for the last two decades. Residents say chemicals released from the gold mine have posed health hazards and are responsible for many ailments ...

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            Locals protest extension of gold mining project in Southern Ethiopia

            ESAT News (April 30, 2018) The renewal of a gold mining project for another ten years has triggered street protests in five towns in Southern Ethiopia. Locals say the project, which has exploited their natural resources for over twenty years has not benefited the poor.   Residents of Shakiso and Fincha towns in Guji zone in Southern Ethiopia have taken ...

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              Ethiopia: Protest continues in Shinille, Somali region

              ESAT News ( April 24, 2018) A crisis smouldering in Ethiopia’s Eastern Somali region might have gotten more fuel from the formation of a new cabinet by the regional president, Abdi Illey. His security forces have reportedly detained over a hundred people in the last few days. Abdi fired his deputy, Abdihakim Igal, sparking street protests in Shilille, his constituent ...

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                Ethiopia: Oromo region defy state of emergency, killings continue

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 5, 2018) Towns in the restive Oromo region of Ethiopia has continued to defy a state of emergency declared in mid-February as a three-day “stay-at-home” strike began on Monday. The new wave of strikes in some parts the Oromo region had actually began last Friday when Parliament ratified the decree. The vote tally at ...

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                  Ethiopia: At least six killed in protest that ensues decree of state of emergency

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 3, 2018) Residents of towns in the Oromo region used rocks and burning tires to block roads and shut down transportations and businesses as soon as Ethiopia’s Parliament on Friday ratified, in a controversial tally of votes, a six-month state of emergency that gives absolute power to the military. Agazi soldiers of the regime ...

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                    Ethiopia: City of Nekemte erupts in protest following weekend ban on political leaders meeting supporters, shots fired

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 26, 2018) The city of Nekemte was covered with plumes of smokes today as protesters burnt tyres and blocked roads angered by the detention and ban on leaders of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), who planned to meet their supporters in the city last Saturday. Prominent Oromo political leaders including Dr. Merera Gudina and ...

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